Top Cited Articles of All Time (2010 edition) by astro-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2010 edition) cited by papers in the astro-ph archive

Keep in mind that citation counts can never be exact, there is something like a 5% error in most of these numbers. Please do not fret about number 32 versus 33, as this is often not a statistically significant difference. More information about citations in INSPIRE can be found here.

Also note that the counts shown, and used in the rankings, are the counts as of 2016-12-31. Further, the counts shown by the ranking are only the cites satisfying the criteria for that list. Actual citation numbers in the database may change as corrections are made and papers are added, the links will take you to the updated numbers.

Annual and All-time 2010 editions

2010 reports for eprints

813 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010PDG RPP has been unified. The most recent is shown.
Review of Particle Physics
Particle Data Group (K.A. Olive (Minnesota U.) et al.). 2014. 1676 pp.
Published in Chin.Phys. C38 (2014) 090001
DOI: 10.1088/1674-1137/38/9/090001

  1. 5234 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  2. 3753 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  3. 2991 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  4. 2878 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  5. 2791 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  6. 2674 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  7. 2648 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  8. 2394 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  9. 2089 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  10. 2027 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  11. 1983 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  12. 1846 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  13. 1790 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  14. 1785 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  15. 1744 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  16. 1689 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  17. 1612 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  18. 1605 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  19. 1533 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  20. 1521 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  21. 1451 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
    Star formation in galaxies along the Hubble sequence
    Robert C. Kennicutt, Jr. (Arizona U., Astron. Dept. - Steward Observ.). Jul 1998. 41 pp.
    Published in Ann.Rev.Astron.Astrophys. 36 (1998) 189-231
    STEWARD-1454, STEWARD-OBSERVATORY-PREPRINT-1454
    DOI: 10.1146/annurev.astro.36.1.189
    e-Print: astro-ph/9807187 | PDF

  22. 1409 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  23. 1376 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
    The Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS)
    M.F. Skrutskie et al.. Feb 2006. 21 pp.
    Published in Astron.J. 131 (2006) 1163-1183
    DOI: 10.1086/498708

  24. 1339 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  25. 1339 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
    SExtractor: Software for source extraction
    E. Bertin, S. Arnouts. Jun 1996. 12 pp.
    Published in Astron.Astrophys.Suppl.Ser. 117 (1996) 393-404
    DOI: 10.1051/aas:1996164

  26. 1329 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  27. 1323 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  28. 1303 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  29. 1285 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  30. 1222 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  31. 1203 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  32. 1199 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  33. 1167 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  34. 1136 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
    The Global Schmidt law in star forming galaxies
    Robert C. Kennicutt, Jr. (Arizona U., Astron. Dept. - Steward Observ.). Dec 1997. 23 pp.
    Published in Astrophys.J. 498 (1998) 541
    STEWARD-1419, STEWARD-OBSERVATORY-PREPRINT-1419
    DOI: 10.1086/305588
    e-Print: astro-ph/9712213 | PDF

  35. 1126 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  36. 1117 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  37. 1117 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  38. 1110 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  39. 1059 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  40. 1050 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  41. 1034 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  42. 1031 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  43. 1020 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  44. 1016 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  45. 1015 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  46. 1015 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  47. 1014 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  48. 994 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  49. 984 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  50. 971 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  51. 966 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  52. 963 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  53. 950 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
    Structure in the COBE differential microwave radiometer first year maps
    COBE Collaboration (George F. Smoot et al.). Apr 1992. 19 pp.
    Published in Astrophys.J. 396 (1992) L1-L5
    PRINT-92-0148 (UC,BERKELEY)
    DOI: 10.1086/186504

  54. 946 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  55. 941 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  56. 921 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  57. 919 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  58. 902 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  59. 900 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  60. 895 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  61. 895 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  62. 879 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  63. 879 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  64. 876 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  65. 867 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  66. 863 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  67. 851 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  68. 848 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  69. 848 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  70. 842 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  71. 840 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  72. 839 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  73. 834 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  74. 830 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
    Dwarf galaxies of the Local Group
    Mario Mateo (Michigan U.). Oct 1998. 66 pp.
    Published in Ann.Rev.Astron.Astrophys. 36 (1998) 435-506
    DOI: 10.1146/annurev.astro.36.1.435
    e-Print: astro-ph/9810070 | PDF

  75. 828 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  76. 804 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  77. 804 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  78. 796 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  79. 790 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
    The u'g'r'i'z' Standard star system
    SDSS Collaboration (J.Allyn Smith et al.). Feb 2002. 50 pp.
    Published in Astron.J. 123 (2002) 2121-2144
    FERMILAB-PUB-02-022-A
    DOI: 10.1086/339311
    e-Print: astro-ph/0201143 | PDF

  80. 789 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  81. 787 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  82. 781 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  83. 778 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  84. 777 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  85. 769 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  86. 763 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  87. 761 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  88. 759 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  89. 754 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  90. 752 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  91. 750 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  92. 749 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  93. 748 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  94. 748 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  95. 740 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  96. 739 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  97. 734 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  98. 733 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  99. 731 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010